- Name: Abraham Joshua Heschel
- Born: 01/11/1907
- Died: 12/23/1972 (65 years old)
- Profession: Theologian, philosopher
Abraham Joshua Heschel (January 11, 1907– December 23, 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel, a professor of Jewish mysticism at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, authored a number of widely read books on Jewish philosophy and was active in the civil rights movement.
Birth Place: Warsaw, Poland
Death Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Abraham Joshua Heschel quotes :
Man's sin is in his failure to live what he is. Being the master of the earth, man forgets that he is the servant of God.Abraham Joshua Heschel
A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.Abraham Joshua Heschel
God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.Abraham Joshua Heschel